The latest news and views about the Iranian artists
Asghar Farhadi’s Latest Feature to Be Screened in Cannes
The official website of the Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the latest poster of Asghar Farhadi’s film named “Hero” ahead of the 74th edition of the prestigious cinematic event.
Shanghai Film Festival Best Actor: I Didn’t Even Dream of an Award
The Iranian winner of the Best Actor Award from Shanghai Film Festival says he didn’t even dream of winning.
Iranian Movie Receives Int’l Award at Zagreb Film Festival
The Iranian documentaries “No Room for Angels” and “The Exodus” have been chosen to be screened at the 8th Iranian Film Festival in Paris.
Iranian Filmmaker Killed, Dismembered by His Father
Iranian filmmaker Babak Khorramdin has been killed and dismembered by his father, according to the head of Tehran’s Criminal Court.
Exhibition of Calligraphy Paintings Underway in Tehran
A group calligraphy exhibition is underway in the Iranian capital, Tehran, showcasing a selection of calligraphy paintings by Iranian masters.
Paris to Host Event Honouring Eminent Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami
The Centre Pompidou, a centre of culture and arts in Paris, is to hold a program to display and review the works of late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Tehran Hosting Urban Arts Festival ahead of Nowruz
The 6th Tehran Annual Urban Arts Festival has opened in the run-up to the Persian New Year which starts on March 21, 2021.
‘Hanging Roots’ Exhibition Displays Trend of Human Decline
Iranian artist Ali Vaziri has displayed at an exhibition called “hanging roots” his works of art which depict the trend of decline among human beings.
Tehran’s Old Alleys Get New ‘Colourful’ Life
The 'Colourful Alley' is a project that seeks to breathe new life into the old alleys of the Iranian capital Tehran in collaboration with local residents.
This House Looks Absolutely Real, But It Isn’t!
An Iranian female artist builds miniature replicas of traditional Iranian houses in a way that no one can believe they are not real.
Iran to Attend Tokyo Int’l Art Fair Slated for March 2021
Several Iranian artists will take part in the 2021 edition of Tokyo International Art Fair, which is to be held in March 2021.
Miniature Art Registered on UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
The miniature art has officially been registered on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Tehran’s Niavaran Palace Hosting Ceramics Biennial
A national ceramics exhibition has been opened in Niavaran Cultural Centre, north of Tehran.
Iran’s Kashan Hosting Annual Contemporary Art Event
The 10th Persbook Annual Contemporary Art Event is being held in the Iranian city of Kashan with works by 19 artists displayed in individual and collaborative sections.
Master Farshchian: I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him!
Renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian recounts how he painted his famous work of art which depicts Imam Reza, the eighth Shiite Imam.
In Photos: Iran’s Legendary Singer Shajarian Laid to Rest
The most prominent vocalist in Iran’s history, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, was laid to rest near the tomb of renowned national poet of seventh century, Ferdowsi, in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
Iranian Maestro Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Dies at 80
Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the most prominent Iranian vocalist and a master of Iran's classical music, has passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.
Iran in Photos: Murals of Tehran
Paintings and murals that decorate the walls of the Iranian capital are sometimes lost in the city’s hustle and bustle.
Tehran Hosts ‘Tough-Skinned’ Art Exhibition
"Tough-skinned" is the title of a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, displaying a collection of works by various Iranian artists.
Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosts ‘Birth of Peace’ Group Exhibition
A group exhibition of artworks titled "Birth of Peace" was held at Milad Tower of Tehran from 7 to 9 August, 2020.
‘Let’s Stay Healthy’ Exhibits Works Created in Quarantine
The “Let’s Stay Healthy" virtual exhibition is currently underway at Tehran’s Afrand Gallery, displaying the works Mohammad Baqer Ziaei has created under the pandemic lockdown.
Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests
An Iranian artist has found her way into the final stage of a painting contest held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Iranian Photographer Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020
A series of photos taken by a young Iranian photographer has been shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, an international photo contest held by Germany.
Iran’s First ‘Gallery Alley’ Opens in Qavam Orangery of Shiraz
The first "gallery alley" of Iran has been opened in the historical passage of Qavam Orangery, Shiraz.
Bones Exhibition; A Link between Human Body and Nature
Iranian artist Atash Shahkarami is holding an exhibition of her paintings called "The Bones" at Tehran’s Vista gallery.